Bristol Short Story Prize 2017

The 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. The competition is open to all writers around the world whether published or unpublished, UK or non-UK based.

  • Closing date: midnight (BST) 3rd May 2017.
  • Maximum word limit: 4,000, there is no minimum.
  • Entry fee: £8.00 for all stories submitted.
  • Entries must be previously unpublished.

Stories may be on any theme or subject and entry can be made online or by post.

20 stories will be shortlisted and published in Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 10. The winner and 2 runners up will be selected from the shortlist and announced at an awards ceremony which will be held in Bristol Central Library on 14th October 2017.


  • 1st prize is £1,000.
  • 2nd prize is £700.
  • 3rd prize is £400.

17 further prizes of £100 will be presented to the remaining shortlisted writers. All shortlisted writers will receive 2 free copies of the anthology. Prizes will be sent to any writer on the shortlist who is unable to attend the awards ceremony.


The judging panel will be chaired by writer, Tania Hershman. Tania will be joined on the panel by the writer, Roshi Fernando; Simon Key, owner of the award-winning Big Green Bookshop, and Juliet Pickering, literary agent at Blake Friedmann.

For full details and rules on the 2017 Bristol Short Story Prize please click here.

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